Weekly HRBDT News Circular – 5 October

Each week The Human Rights, Big Data and Technology Project prepares an overview of related news stories from the week. This summary contains news articles from 29 September – 5 October 2018.


The US is Hastening its Own Decline in AI, Says a Top Chinese InvestorMIT Technology Review

Big Data

Police Use Fitbit Data to Charge 90-Year-Old Man in Stepdaughter’s KillingThe New York Times


Sloan Kettering’s Cozy Deal With Start-Up Ignites a New Uproar – The New York Times

Precision Medicine Moves from Promise to RealityScientific American


Google’s Plans for First Wired Urban Community Raise Data-Privacy ConcernsSeattle Times

Fears Coalition’s Encryption Bill Could Destroy Privilege Against Self-Incrimination – The Guardian

Huge Facebook Breach Leaves Thousands of Other Apps VulnerableThe Guardian


Experts say USMCA Frees Canadian Data — With Unknown Risks – The Washington Post

UK Companies Targeted For Using Big Data to Exploit CustomersThe Financial Times


The Big Hack: How China Used a Tiny Chip to Infiltrate U.S. CompaniesBloomberg

Police-Grade Surveillance Technology Comes to the PlaygroundThe Atlantic




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